Tottenham Hotspur have managed to retain the services of Toby Alderweireld despite having been available for a paltry £25million (Telegraph).
Now the low-ball transfer release clause has lapsed, it will mean that Daniel Levy can increase the valuation of the Belgian ahead of the transfer window closing.
Alderweireld now has under twelve months to run on his existing contract and could leave the club on a free transfer next summer.
The Daily Mail report that the former Ajax man has already rejected a number of contract offers from Spurs which are said to be in the region of £150,000 and would have made him one of the highest-paid players at the club.
Spurs are said to keen to continue transfer talks, yet are reluctant to hand the central defender a long-term contract given the fact he is now in his 30s.
Instead, Alderweireld is reported to be ready to run down his contract in North London and plans to net a bumper signing on fee at his next destination.
There was a surprising lack of interest from clubs who were looking to sign Alderweireld before his transfer release clause expired which has raised suspicion that the player and his representatives have already set their sights on a lucrative exit.
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